Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill that contains the Census Bureau’s budget. We are receiving many questions from the press and stakeholders all across the country. In an effort to continue to be be responsive to these questions, we are providing editorials from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and a blog from the Washington Post.
U.S. Census Director's blog and videos: A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country
NY Times: The Beginning of the End of the Census?, May 19, 2012
Washington Post: The American Community Survey is a count worth keeping, May 15, 2012
Stats in Action Videos:
National Association of Home Builders Uses ACS Data
A decennial census of the U.S. population has been taken since 1790, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The 2010 census was taken starting on April 1, 2010. Census results determine congressional district boundaries, reapportion seats in the House of Representatives, and affect the distribution of federal and state funds.
The Economic Census profiles the national and local economies every 5 years. Data for the 2007 Economic Census was first released on March 17, 2009.
Census data can be narrowed down by subject, geography, and year.
Use the American FactFinder to create data sets, maps, and reports from various data products.